DRUNKEN BUTTERFLIES: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT (2020)

A film about violence, drugs, infidelity, sex, death, youth, vajazzles and making new friends. About the fights we start and the ones we're forced to finish.

Made on a micro-budget, and improvised from scratch by the mostly female cast, DRUNKEN BUTTERFLIES is part fiction and part documentary, following six working class teens through 24 hours in the UK city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. As the drama-filled day turns into a messy house party night, friendships rise and fall, allegiances shift, and the lines between reality and fiction shatter like a pint glass to the head.

DRUNKEN BUTTERFLIES debuted to wide acclaim, with screenings from Newcastle to New York City, and played frequently on US television network KCETLink. THE DIRECTOR'S CUT is fully remastered and mixes in 45 minutes of new and unseen material, rounding off a powerful, immersive portrait of city youth at a crossroads.

Running Time: 89 minutes
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Extra Features: Behind The Scenes Documentary, Soundtrack Mix

"The arthouse Geordie Shore" - Tyneside Cinema

"I remember what it's like to start a fight with someone just because. To stand there screaming the f-word because you get off on the drama. To dare someone to hit you in the parking lot. This is a movie about female toughness... a side of girlhood - and maybe a class-specific side - that isn't represented often or in such a sympathetic way" - Bitch Flicks

"An all-out rumble... full of grit, heart and stellar performances that leaves you wanting to see more." - LiveForFilms

"Will shine a light onto working class young women for future generations." - The Crack

"Harrowingly real." - NARC

"There's no excuse for missing it!" - BBC Newcastle

  • DRUNKEN BUTTERFLIES: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT

    1h 28m — 1 text track

    A film about violence, drugs, infidelity, sex, death, youth, vajazzles and making new friends. About the fights we start and the ones we're forced to finish.

    Made on a micro-budget, and improvised from scratch by the mostly female cast, DRUNKEN BUTTERFLIES is part fiction and part documentary, f...

  • Behind The Scenes of Drunken Butterflies

    26m

    A revealing 26 minute behind the scenes look at Drunken Butterflies, featuring deleted scenes, making of material and bloopers.

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